Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1967


Having only recently received its Squadron Standard, 97 Squadron disbanded on the 1st January due to the eternal story of Government defence cuts. On that date 97 Squadron’s Standard was laid up at a ceremony in Norwich Cathedral. The IRIS Hastings aircraft ‘IRIS III’ moved into the care of 115 Squadron. Also on the 1st January, a further new Squadron, No 361, was raised at RAF Watton. The intended tasking of this squadron was to operate in the Middle and […]

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